Admissions: School of Nursing

Professional, Hands-on, Holistic Nursing

Our teaching philosophy and holistic approach to nursing is at the core of the development of who we refer to as the CNR Nurse.

The nursing curriculum supports the development of knowledgeable and competent caring-healing professionals who are prepared to serve a society through transformative nursing practice. This holistic approach is highly effective and valued. Courses in the arts, humanities, and physical and social sciences provide the foundation of nursing knowledge and clinical practice skills.

Both students and healthcare providers recognize that CNR Nurses have gained the knowledge and skills for a successful career, and that they are among the most professional and caring nurses in their field.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree prepares women and men to provide nursing care in all settings, serve as advocates for clients and the profession, and assume leadership roles in healthcare.

Our program is designed for women and men who are high school graduates or transfer students from other colleges.

Academic Requirements

2012-13 Admitted Student Profile

  • High School diploma or equivalent: the average high school GPA for the 2012-2013 applicants was 87 or 3.3. (Students from New York held the Regents diploma.)
  • Applicants must have taken 16 academic units including:

    • 4 units of English
    • 4 units of Social Studies
    • 3 units of mathematics (algebra I, algebra II, and geometry)
    • 3 units of science (including laboratory chemistry, and laboratory biology)
  • Standardized test scores that indicate the promise of success in a challenging undergraduate course of study. The average SAT for the 2012-2013 applicants was 1040 (Math + Verbal).
  • A written statement of the candidate’s academic and personal qualities prepared by the principal, guidance counselor, or teacher.
  • An essay or personal statement in support of their application and credentials explaining their desire to enter the nursing profession.
Residents of New York State who do not qualify for regular admission to the School of Nursing may be considered for the College’s SONA Program.

The School of Nursing Offers

  • Co-educational learning: our School of Nursing offers opportunities for women and men to excel in the field of nursing and healing.
  • Dedicated faculty and staff of the highest caliber.
  • Modern laboratories and simulation rooms.
  • The opportunity to be part of an outstanding group of graduates working in a variety of clinical specialties and settings.
  • The CNR Student Nurses’ Association: the SNA is a campus organization that provides opportunities for study, professional development, and social activities, and supports the high standards for which CNR graduates are so well known.
  • Prestigious clinical placements at top healthcare institutions in the New York City region.

Gain Clinical Experience at the Finest Health Care Institutions

Our excellent clinical affiliations include:

  • New York - Presbyterian / Columbia University Medical Center
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Westchester Medical Center
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Blythedale Children’s Hospital
  • Calvary Hospital United
  • Hebrew Geriatric Center
  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York
And many more